Del Mar Stable News

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La Jolla Handicap Stakes Quotes

Sunday, August 5th, 2018   (2 months ago)
River Boyne (IRE) © Benoit Photo FLAVIEN PRAT (River Boyne, winner) – “Going into the backside, he grabbed the bit and they were slowing it down up front. It put me in a bit of...

Stable Notes August 5, 2018

Sunday, August 5th, 2018   (2 months ago)
DAY 15 ACCELERATE PUTS IN PENULTIMATE WORK FOR TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC John Sadler-trained Accelerate, the probable favorite for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, worked six furlongs in 1:12.20 Sunday morning, leaving only one more...

Cambodia Breezes in Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Saturday, August 4th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Cambodia © Benoit Photo Winter Quarter Farm’s Cambodia, given a well-judged ride by Drayden Van Dyke, stormed to the front entering the stretch and drew off to an impressive triumph in the featured Grade II...

Graduation Stakes Quotes

Saturday, August 4th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Tap the Wire © Benoit Photo DRAYDEN VAN DYKE (Tap the Wire, winner) – “He broke really well. We were just sitting in there; he was relaxed. I asked him in the stretch and he...

Stable Notes August 4, 2018

Saturday, August 4th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Restrainedvengence © Benoit Photo DAY 14 BRINKERHOFF PLAYS GIANT-SLAYER ROLE AGAIN IN SUNDAY’S LA JOLLA Trainer Val Brinkerhoff saddled Restrainedvengence to a $24.80 upset in the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes on opening day of the meeting...

Go On Mary Surprises in Daisycutter Handicap

Friday, August 3rd, 2018   (2 months ago)
Go On Mary © Benoit Photo Go On Mary, a 10-1 longshot despite the presence in the saddle of Rafael Bejarano, gamely held off the challenge of 8-5 favored Okinawa to win Friday’s featured $81,330...

Stable Notes August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3rd, 2018   (2 months ago)
Farrin Peterson © Benoit Photo DAY 13 VET AND JOCKEY BOTH? PETERSON FIGURES SHE’LL ‘IRON’ IT OUT Farrin Peterson, 26, from Roseville in Northern California, is an honors student in her fourth year of studies...

River Boyne Favored in La Jolla Handicap Sunday; Sorrento Matches Ten Filles

Friday, August 3rd, 2018   (2 months ago)
River Boyne © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Irish-bred River Boyne, a two-time stakes-winner at Santa Anita this year, will carry highweight of 122 pounds Sunday versus five three-year-old rivals in the Grade III $150,000 La...

Eddie Haskell Noses Out Eric the Trojan in Turf Sprint

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018   (2 months ago)
Eddie Haskell © Benoit Photo Eddie Haskell, piloted by Geovanni Franco, barely held off rapidly-closing Eric the Trojan, the 9-5 favorite, to win Del Mar’s feature race Thursday, a five-furlong sprint on the grass, by...

Stable Notes August 2, 2018

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018   (2 months ago)
Phil Hall & Summerland © Benoit Photo DAY 12 LONG FREEWAY JOURNEY LEADS TO SORRENTO FOR SUMMERLAND Trainer Phil Hall loaded his undefeated two-year-old filly Summerland onto a van at Hastings Park, Vancouver, Canada, early...

Yellow Ribbon Handicap Attracts 12 Older Filles and Mares

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018   (2 months ago)
Sophie P. © Benoit Photo English-bred Sophie P, winner of the Grade I Gamely at Santa Anita in late May, will carry highweight of 122 pounds Saturday versus eleven formidable filly and mare rivals in...

Naughty Tiger Upsets in C.T.B.A. Stakes

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018   (2 months ago)
Naughty Tiger © Benoit Photo Naughty Tiger, a chestnut daughter of former outstanding sprinter Smiling Tiger, asserted herself in the stretch to score an upset in the featured $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes for...

Stable notes August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018   (2 months ago)
Unique Bella © Benoit Photo DAY 11 UNIQUE BELLA WAS A SHOO-IN DESPITE SHOE OFF IN CLEMENT L. HIRSCH Unique Bella was a 2-5 favorite on the morning line and 1-10 when the gates opened...

Unique Bella, At 1-9 Odds, Wins Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

Sunday, July 29th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Unique Bella © Benoit Photo Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella, the 2017 Eclipse Award winner as champion female sprinter, cruised wire-to-wire to win the featured Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Sunday at 1-9...

Fleet Treat Stakes Quotes

Sunday, July 29th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Just Grazed Me © Benoit Photo TYLER BAZE (Just Grazed Me, winner) – “She reminds me of (multiple stakes winner and Fleet Treat Stakes record holder) Enola Gray. When I saw her last week, I...

Nine Fillies Clash Wednesday in C.T.B.A. Stakes

Sunday, July 29th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Nine evenly-matched California-bred two-year-old fillies will battle Wednesday in the 65th running of the $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes at five and one-half furlongs. Entered are Time for Suzzie, apprentice Heriberto Figueroa; Six Pack...

Stable Notes July 29, 2018

Sunday, July 29th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Ransom the Moon © Benoit Photo DAY 10 ’18 CROSBY LIKELY ONLY ROUND ONE FOR RANSOM THE MOON VS. ROY H The 1-2 finish by Ransom the Moon and Roy H on Saturday was a...

Ransom the Moon Defeats Roy H Again in Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes

Saturday, July 28th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Ransom the Moon © Benoit Photo Agave Racing Stable and Wilke’s Ransom the Moon rallied on the far outside in the stretch to win the Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes for the second straight...

California Dreamin' Stakes Quotes

Saturday, July 28th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Fly to Mars © Benoit Photo FLAVIEN PRAT (Fly to Mars, winner) – “It was take the break and take a look. We got a good spot right away; good trip all the way around....

Stable Notes July 28, 2018

Saturday, July 28th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Unique Bella © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 9 UNIQUE BELLA AIMS FOR GRADE I HIRSCH IN REGULAR WAY What’s unique about Unique Bella? “She’s a champion, that’s what’s unique about her,” Hall of Fame...